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Re: Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Review



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Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Hi
>
> Low on details with the ever lasting MP3 gripe.
>
> http://linuxcult.com/story/03052006/fedora_core_5_test_3_review
>
When will people understand that as long as mp3 is encumbered with
patents and licensing issues, it will never be supported as adefault
format (ever again)?

I have been looking at ways to promote other formats like theora/ogg,
but it is rather difficult due in part to ubiquity of mp3 capable
devices and appliances out there in the market that people expect to
work flawlessly and out-of-the-box with Linux. I don't know many
devices that will work with flac or ogg files out-of-the-box, only a
handful support such formats (for the time being) and with the ever
increasing issue of DRM, we can only expect an intensification of the
"media wars".
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